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Armed for Comfort

Armed for Comfort

The creatures I despise more than any other on earth are black flies and mosquitoes. OK — there are thousands of species that fall into this category but I hate them all equally.

This weekend I will head to my cottage to read Olympia Snowe’s Fighting for Common Ground. When I go outside, it will be with all the weapons at my disposal.

- I will apply bug repellent. I try to go non-Deet, but I do what I must …

- Black flies are attracted to dark colors, so I will wear all my whites.

- Bring a supply of drier sheets — put on waistline and wipe down the chairs

- Off Clip-on. I use these in Haiti and they work like a charm. Turn the fan on and read in comfort.

Be sure to remove any water that is sitting in your immediate area — this is where mosquitoes breed. Black flies don’t come out at night, and neither black flies or mosquitoes will bother you when there is a delightful breeze. So another option is putting a fan near your chair.

I am ready. Hope you also enjoy the great outdoors this weekend!

1 comment

1 kelly { 05.31.13 at 5:56 pm }

Any good tick repellant tips??

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